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Screencasting: enhancing classroom discussion and participation

Flipping the Classroom

Many faculty at Ross are experimenting with screencasting, which can be defined as the digital recording of a computer screen, usually with accompanying narration--like a video recorded PowerPoint lecture. Ross Professors like Dana Muir, Scott Moore, Laurie Morgan, and Nigel Melville are finding that screencasting can be done easily using software called Camtasia. Some use it to replace traditional lectures, and others are using it as a means to encourage more student participation. Read about how they're doing...


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AnnArbor.com: Getting grades via video

U-M instructors and students say screencasts provide interactive feedback

Imagine a scenario where the red-inked margins of college essays are replaced by a succinct video analysis, a cosmos where the grade isn't circled on the final page of the paper, but is slyly tucked into the audible comments of your professor.  Read more on AnnArbor.com...

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Dim the lights! Producing video as a substitute for live lectures

Professor Scott Moore is using BIT 330 this semester as a means to "test the waters" and demonstrate just what it means to put technology to use in learning. Instead of typical in-person lectures, Moore is recording video modules from his home and using the time reserved for class as a means to interact with students on a one-on-one basis. While Moore's setup is a little more advanced for a novice video user, incorporating high-end equipment and green-screen effects, a very basic and straight-forward video lecture can be done quite easily, and Moore offers words of encouragement for those seeking to try it out. Read more about his experience...

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